Basic disk converted to Dynamic

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by RRamin, May 8, 2005.

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  1. RRamin

    RRamin Registered Member

    May 8, 2005
    Using True Image Server 8.0 build 826, I imaged a SBS2000 server from Windows to a file. The server had a RAID-5 array with two partitions, formatted as a Basic Disk. I'm positive I imaged the entire disk (as opposed to imaging the partitions separately). Now when I try to restore, the image file contains two Dynamic Volumes instead of the Basic Disk, and doesn't allow me to select the entire Disk to restore, only the individual partitions. True Image also claims that both partitions were originally created as Logical Drives, instead of an Active and a Primary partition.

    The real problem comes in after I restore the partitions and boot the disk, Active Directory is corrupted and the machine will not boot past the login screen.

    Anyone have any ideas?

  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello RRamin,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please clarify what actions you make when you try to restore the image file. Please note that if you want to restore entire hard drive you should just select all the partitions in Restore Image wizard.

    Could you please do the following?

    - Download the Acronis Report utility from;
    - Run Acronis Report utility and select the "Create bootable floppy" option;
    - Insert a blank floppy disk in the floppy drive and proceed with creating the bootable diskette;
    - Boot the computer under consideration from this diskette and wait for report creation process to complete;
    - Send the 'report.txt' file from the floppy disk to along with the link to this thread.

    This would provide us with detailed information on the hard disk partition structure.

    Thank you.
    Irina Shirokova
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